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Strings Audition Requirements

Please select your instrument:

Cello - Undergraduate

  • Major and minor scales.
  • An etude.
  • Two works contrasting in tempo and style like a movement of a concerto and a movement of a Bach Cello Suite.

Cello - MM

  • A movement of a standard concerto (Dvorak, Schumann, Saint-Seans, Elgar, Haydn C or D, etc.) or comparable solo piece (Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Bloch Schelomo, etc.).
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach Cello Suite.
  • An etude.

Cello - DMA

  • A movement of a standard concerto (Dvorak, Schumann, Saint-Seans, Elgar, Haydn C or D, etc.) or comparable solo piece (Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Bloch Schelomo, etc.).
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach Cello Suite.
  • An additional work of the applicant's choice.

Classical Guitar - Undergraduate

  • Major and Minor Segovia or Shearer scales, two or three octaves.
  • Three contrasting pieces from three different periods, memorized.

Classical Guitar - MM

  • Three contrasting pieces from three different periods including two contrasting movements by Bach.
  • All works should be memorized.

Classical Guitar - DMA

  • A movement from a Concerto.
  • A complete Bach Suite.
  • An additional work of contrasting style.
  • All works should be memorized.

Double Bass - Undergraduate

  • Major scales, two octaves
  • Two contrasting movements of a standard sonata or concerto, or two contrasting etudes

Double Bass - MM

  • Two contrasting movements of a standard sonata or concerto
  • One movement of work from an additional style period

Double Bass - DMA

  • A complete concerto
    Two contrasting movements from one of Bach's Suites for solo cello

Viola - Undergraduate

  • An etude
  • Two works contrasting in tempo and style

Viola - MM

  • Two contrasting movements from one of Bach's Suites for solo viola
  • A movement from one of the major viola concertos such as Bartok, Walton, or Hindemith Der Schwanendreher
  • An additional work of contrasting style

Viola - DMA

  • A complete Bach Suite for solo viola
  • A movement from one of the major viola concertos such as Bartok, Walton, or Hindemith Der Schwanendreher
  • An additional work of contrasting style

Violin - Undergraduate

  • All major and minor three-octave scales and arpeggios
  • Two works contrasting in style and tempo
  • Applicants for the performance degree should prepare an outer movement of a standard concerto and a movement from one of Bach's Sonatas or Partitas

Violin - MM

  • An outer movement of a standard concerto from the 19th or 20th century
  • Two contrasting movements of one of Bach's Sonatas or Partitas for solo violin
  • An additional work of contrasting style

Violin - DMA

  • An outer movement of a standard concerto from the 19th or 20th century
  • A complete Bach Sonata or Partita for solo violin
  • The first movement of a Mozart concerto